Undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the University iuav of Venice:

Lan Wang



Prof. Wang holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Urban Planning and Design from Tongji University. She attended University of Chicago at Illinois for her PhD in Urban Planning and Policy. She has been the Assistant Dean of College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Tongji University since Jul. 2014, and the Secretary General of National Steering Committee of China Urban and Rural Planning Education since 2010. She is both a Senior Urban Development Specialist for Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Urban Regeneration Consultant for World Bank, and also services as the Deputy Director of ADB-Tongji University Urban Knowledge Hub. Prof. Wang has conducted comparative studies of urban planning and development in global cities in different countries, including China, India, and United States etc. She secured funding from the National Nature Science Foundation for a study on the impact of high-speed train stations on the urbanization of surrounding areas and cities. Her current research interest includes urban regeneration, new town development and strategic planning in globalizing cities.




Urban Regeneration in Shanghai as a Global City

Shanghai Master Plan (1999-2020) approved by the State Council of China in 2001, identifies the overall development objective of Shanghai asFour Centers (Economic, Financial, Trading and Shipping Center)” and an international metropolis, which has played a crucial role in guiding the economic and social development of Shanghai. Based on that, Shanghai will endeavor to become a global city with international competitiveness and influence in the new version of Shanghai Master Plan. A transition of economic development model and land use pattern put on the agenda.  The “Guidance for Developing New Version of Shanghai Master Plan” requires a strict control of expansion of farmland to achieve “zero” growth of the total urban built area. The Plan calls for improving the existing land inventory, increasing the efficiency of land circulation and land use. Under the new circumstances, urban regeneration becomes even more significant and necessaryThis lecture will discuss the policy and institutional context of urban regeneration in Shanghai. It is followed by neighborhood redevelopment cases to illustrate the evolution of urban regeneration in Shanghai. Industrial park transition cases will also be presented to discuss the new trend of urban regeneration when Shanghai towards a global city, especially focusing on international influence of technical innovation. The lecture will be concluded with challenges and possible improvements in urban regeneration with planning as an important public policy. 





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